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Old Jul 31st 2005, 7:19 pm
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My family are going to the US in November for a 2 week holiday and were wondering if my girlfriend needed to arrange a Visa. She was convicted of Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, it was in Jan 2004, she received a fine and community service. How serious is this and would she need to apply for a Visa?

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Old Jul 31st 2005, 7:24 pm
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My family are going to the US in November for a 2 week holiday and were wondering if my girlfriend needed to arrange a Visa. She was convicted of Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, it was in Jan 2004, she received a fine and community service. How serious is this and would she need to apply for a Visa?

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Serious? I imagine it was pretty serious for her victim!
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Originally Posted by curson82
My family are going to the US in November for a 2 week holiday and were wondering if my girlfriend needed to arrange a Visa. She was convicted of Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, it was in Jan 2004, she received a fine and community service. How serious is this and would she need to apply for a Visa?

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Old Jul 31st 2005, 8:10 pm
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Your all set, your girlfriend on the other hand might not be able to come...probably need's a visa...but best bet would be to ask in the visa section of the forum...
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How is she going to answer Question B?

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Originally Posted by curson82
My family are going to the US in November for a 2 week holiday and were wondering if my girlfriend needed to arrange a Visa. She was convicted of Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, it was in Jan 2004, she received a fine and community service. How serious is this and would she need to apply for a Visa?Cheers
She will need B-2 visa..start the application ASAP with the Embassy...
The offence may well be considered a CIMT.... = to felony battery..
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How is she going to answer Question B?


Hopefully a No to parts of A too !
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Originally Posted by Ray
She will need B-2 visa..start the application ASAP with the Embassy...
The offence may well be considered a CIMT.... = to felony battery..
Agree 100%. I know somebody who had to get a b-2 because she was convicted of shoplifting over 10 years ago. A conviction is a conviction, no matter what it is for and having one means you can't use the visa waiver.
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Agree 100%. I know somebody who had to get a b-2 because she was convicted of shoplifting over 10 years ago. A conviction is a conviction, no matter what it is for and having one means you can't use the visa waiver.

Not exactly what Question B says.
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Not exactly what Question B says.
True, but it's what the US embassy in London told my friend.
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True, but it's what the US embassy in London told my friend.
Misinformation!
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If you are coming for a holiday and have no intent of ever living here, tick no to box B and you'll have no trouble, and she won't need a visa. If there is a chance she might move here permanently later in life, go and try to get a visa.
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If you are coming for a holiday and have no intent of ever living here, tick no to box B and you'll have no trouble, and she won't need a visa. If there is a chance she might move here permanently later in life, go and try to get a visa.
I cannot endorse that advice.
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I cannot endorse that advice.
And I cannot criticise your lack of endorsement.
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And I cannot criticise your lack of endorsement.
I second your lack of critisism of his lack of endorsement.
 

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